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Clear, Warm Pattern Settles in Across New England

Although a storm survey continues of the tornado and storm damage on Cape Cod, we know from the government survey team that a strong EF-1 tornado touched down on the Cape yesterday, with at least one damage path from Yarmouth to Harwich.

As the survey continues, we’ll gain more precise details in the days ahead like path length and width, and whether any additional funnels touched down. For now, we look forward to a weather pattern that will be far quieter – the feed of tropical moisture and humidity that aided in breeding storms over the past couple of days has been redirected offshore behind a cold front that has opened the door to new, dry air from Canada.

As the dry air takes hold, clouds will continue thinning Wednesday, affording for strengthening sun from northwest to southeast, though some puffy clouds developing during the afternoon may grow just tall enough to yield some inland sprinkles. A crisp Wednesday overnight will feature low temperatures in the 50s for the first time in several nights for much of New England and that will lead to a sunny and pleasant Thursday.

Although warmth is expected to build through the weekend, humidity lags behind and this means the storm potential will remain low until later Sunday for some…and more likely Monday for others. Early next week, humidity and heat will combine for another potential heat wave and surely a building chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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